Opening Kailasanatha

Author: Padma Kaimal
Editor: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295747781
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Stone figures hardened by ascetic discipline and heroic effort face north in deep shadow. There they meet the gazes of the same gods and goddesses but with gentler bodies enacting grace, warmth, seduction, and marriage, drenched in sunlight, facing south. These figures adorn the eighth-century Kailasanatha temple complex in southeastern India, built by rulers who were both warriors and ascetics, engaged in the work of this world and in spiritual quests. They designed their temple as an exuberant visual feast to sustain both modes of being. In Opening Kailasanatha, Padma Kaimal deciphers the intentions of the monument’s makers, reaching back across centuries to illuminate worldviews of the ancient Indic south. She reveals how circling the complex in a clockwise direction focuses the mind and spirit on worldly engagement; in a counterclockwise direction, on renunciation and ascetic practice. This pairing of highly charged, complementary pathways enabled devotees to grasp these counterpoised opportunities in their own listening, gazing, moving bodies. By focusing on the material form of the complex—the architecture, inscriptions, and sculptures, along with the spaces they carve out that guide light, shadow, sound, and footsteps—Kaimal offers insights that complement what surviving texts tell us about Shaiva Siddhanta ideas and practices, providing a rare opportunity to walk in the distant past.

Indian Architecture

Author: Surendra Sahai
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Covers the period from 3rd century B.C to 16th century A.D.

Kanchipuram

Author: Nanditha Krishna
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Papers presented at the Seminar: Nagareshu Kanchi, held at Chennai.

2000 Years Of Mamallapuram Text

Author: N. S. Ramaswami
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Triple Cross

Author: TSV Raghavan
Editor: Partridge Publishing
ISBN: 1482812185
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1. Raksha The Gokulpet police finds the body of a gangster named Bhadra in his own tempo van with multiple stab wounds. They initially believe it to be a gangland killing. Senior Inspector Jacob Janardhanan realizes that someone is misleading the investigators to protect the real killer. He delves deep into the life of the victim and realizes that everyone who Bhadra came across during his short unsavoury life has some reason to kill him. 2. Chikna The South Chennai cops receive an anonymous phone call that a car has crashed in the east-coast road. They find the body of a prosperous and popular businessman named Radheyshyam, who had relocated to Chennai twenty years ago. On gut instinct, Inspector Jacobs unearths a story that takes the readers down an incredible path of avarice, intrigue, and vicious cunning. 3. The Final Orbit The car of a reclusive Indore businessman Boopathi is found parked in a mango grove in Gwalior. Bhoopathi, an orphan who hailed from Gokulpet, has vanished in thin air. Senior Inspector Jacob Janardhanan finds the orphanage that brought up Bhoopathi. He then unravels the strange travails of a gifted young man through the murky waters of the Chennai underworld.

Art And Architecture In Karnataka

Author: D. V. Devaraj
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South Asian Handbook

Author: Robert W. Bradnock
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Annual Report On South Indian Epigraphy

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The Art Of India

Author: Louis Frederic
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Indian Temples And Sculpture

Author: Louis-Frédéric
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South Indian Inscriptions Tamil And Sanskrit

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The Encyclopedia Americana

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Tiruparuttikunram And Its Temples

Author: T. N. Ramachandran
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Temples Of Tamilnadu Kancheepuram District

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South Indian Studies

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South India Handbook

Author: Robert Bradnock
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ISBN: 9781900949811
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This guide to the highly diverse area of South India covers the state of Kerala and its beaches and backwaters, Tamil Nadu with its temple architecture, and Karnataka, including Vijaynagara's Hampi. Hyderabad in Andra Pradesh is also covered.

The Journal Of The Music Academy Madras

Author: Music Academy (Chennai, India)
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Vols. 2- include the Proceedings of the Madras Music Conference, 1930-

The Art Of India

Author: Shirley Glubok
Editor: Atheneum
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Briefly introduces the art of India -- statutes, building, reliefs, friezes -- showing the relationships of various creations to the religions of the people.